Tokyo-based SkyDrive Inc. is a startup that develops, sells, and provides operational services for Flying Car and Cargo Drone.The size is equivalent to an automobile and the price is within the same range.The vehicle has the eco-friendly benefits brought by electrification and reduced infrastructure needs, such as roads and bridges.
The ability to take-off and land vertically, gives us airport-like services within cities. This feature opens the way for door-to-door mobility, with quick and free travel.The aircraft has been designed to be the world’s smallest electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) model as a new means of transportation for the near future.
It measures a compact two meters high by four meters wide and four meters long and requires only as much space on the ground as two parked cars. The powertrain consists of electric motors that drive rotors deployed in four locations, with each location housing two rotors that individually rotate in opposite directions, each driven by its own motor.
The use of eight motors is a means of ensuring safety in emergency situations during flight and as such aims to address compliance standards and allay potential regulatory concerns.The SkyDrive model can fly for only five to ten minutes at a low speed of several miles per hour. The next step is to raise its speed up to 60 kilometers per hour (40 mph) and extend flight duration to 30 minutes.via.read more: kydrive2020